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Board Member Company Noblis to Establish Center for Applied High Performance Computing in Danville

NVTC Board member company Noblis, in collaboration with Cray Inc., will establish the Center for Applied High Performance Computing (CAHPC) in Danville, Va. The CAHPC will use high-performance computing (HPC) to accelerate the development and commercialization of applications requiring graph analytics. It will host the first next-generation Cray XMT supercomputer in the U.S. outside of a federal laboratory or academic facility, and use this high-performance computer to solve complex problems requiring access to large amounts of data.

One of the goals of the Center is to draw other high-tech companies to the Danville area and help revitalize the region’s economy. The project will create 15 new jobs, paying significantly above the average prevailing wage in Danville. NVTC is committed to encouraging the growth of technology jobs throughout the Commonwealth.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Danville to secure the project for Virginia. Gov. Bob McDonnell approved a $1 million grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist Danville with the project. For more information about the CAHPC, click here.